I must admit - I lose perspective at times.  I have a home office, loyal team members working in their own offices and plenty of opportunity to pursue my destiny each day on my own terms.

This morning I stopped into the gas station for a fill up.  I just happened to notice the last guy stopped at $5.  How can that even get you down the street?  It was an odd thing - for me to consider really.  Maybe he was just filling up a gas tank for the lawn mower?  That could be.  But I don't think so.  I'm guessing that's all he could spend on gas this morning.

Then a work truck pulled up to the pump next to me.  3 guys all piled out.  Each was covered with some sort of tar/asphalt/gunk.  They looked tired - already.  It was barely 8 am.

What had they been doing?  Did they work all night?  Does their day start while I'm still in bed? 

How hard do they work?  I might very well assume they work "harder" than me.

I'm lucky.  WE are lucky.  We get to choose what we do - and set our own terms.  Can't quite make a connection with someone?  Move on.  We're not forced to do anything. 

A friend calls and wants to convince me to play hookey today?  Why, yes!  I'm in!  No one to clear it with.  No sick day policy to stretch.  Vacation time?  Yep.  More than I can use. 

This profession is a gift.  However it came to you - appreciate it.  Without a doubt there are very few careers that offer these many rewards. 


Enjoy the day!

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Comment by Amy Ala Miller on October 26, 2012 at 10:20am

Well said Jer... thanks for the reminder. :) Happy Friday!

Comment by Ryan Leary on October 26, 2012 at 1:05pm

Dude...You just brought a tear to my eye. Well said. All of this could have steamed from a guy filling of his lawnmower.... Hell I did that this weekend. 

On  serious note though you are right. On all parts of the story.

Comment by Alasdair Murray on October 26, 2012 at 1:35pm

Slacker! ;-)

Comment by Noel Cocca on October 27, 2012 at 12:02am

Living the dream...

great post.

Comment by Chris Russell on October 27, 2012 at 10:26pm
There is no substitute for working for yourself
Comment by Martin O'Shea on November 1, 2012 at 4:59am

Being your own boss and bossing it! good on you Jerry!

Comment by Will Thomson on May 22, 2013 at 10:15pm
Jerry, see you are a sentimental guy. I like this post. True. Every bit of it. Will


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